Warm Cinnamon-Apple Topping

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 3 hours


about 6 cups

Updated: Sep. 26, 2022
You'll quickly warm up to the old-fashioned taste of this cinnamon-apple topping. Spoon it over vanilla ice cream or slices of pound cake. —Doris Heath, Franklin, North Carolina
Warm Cinnamon-Apple Topping Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 medium tart apples, peeled and sliced
  • 3 medium pears, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches each)
  • Pound cake or ice cream


  1. In a 3-qt. slow cooker, toss apples and pears with lemon juice. Mix brown sugar, maple syrup, butter and cornstarch; pour over fruit. Stir in pecans, raisins and cinnamon sticks.
  2. Cook, covered, on low until fruit is tender, 3-4 hours. Discard cinnamon sticks. Serve with cake or ice cream.

Nutrition Facts

1/4 cup (calculated without cake): 95 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 22mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.